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Bruins GM Chiarelli gets contract extension @NHLdotcom

BOSTON (AP) -The Boston Bruins have signed general manager Peter Chiarelli to a contract extension.

Chiarelli (CHEE-uh-REH-lee) helped build the team that finished with the second-best record in the NHL last season.

The Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens in the first round for their first playoff series victory since 1999. Boston then lost in the conference semifinals to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Chiarelli had one year remaining on the four-year contract he signed in 2006. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed.

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